The pre-election pledge: A stunt, a lie and an insult to students

“… It is simply not credible that the union leadership were naive enough to believe that while implementing that austerity, student fees would be left untouched. A betrayal similar to that of the Liberal Democrats in the UK is and was, always inevitable. So why did the Union go to such great lengths in influencing their members to vote Labour? Not satisfied with the impact of the pledge alone, the USI continued to pimp Labour in the lead up to the election on their facebook page …” (more)

[Nicky O’Donnell, Free Education for Everyone, 19 July]

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